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Saint John

The gospel of John has some contradictions between the King James version and New International Version. Why?

100 or 75
King James Version

"And there came also Nic-o-de'mus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight."

John 19:39 
New International Version

"He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds."

John 19:39

God or Man

"Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, dost thou believe on the Son of God?"
John 9:35

"Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"
John 9:35

Hebrew or Aramaic

"This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew , and Greek, and Latin."
John 19:20

"Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic , Latin and Greek."
John 19:20

8 or 7 days

"And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you."
John 20:26

"A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"
John 20:26

Meat or Fish

"Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat ? They answered him, No."
John 21:5

"He called out to them, "Friends, haven't you any fish ?"
John 21:5 

Vinegar or Wine vinegar

"Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar : and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth."
John 19:29
"A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips."
John 19:29

Jonas or John

"So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas ...."
John 21:15;

"When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John , ..."
John 21:15


"Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come."
John 2:4

" Dear woman , why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."  
John 2:4


"No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son , which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."
John 1:18

"No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only , who is at the Father's side, has made him known." 
John 1:29

Jew or Jews

"Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying."
John 3:25;

"An argument developed between some of John's disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing."
John 3:25


"And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God ."
John 6:69

"We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God ."
John 6:69

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